2015 Hunting Journal: NH Archery Update 10.19.15

Blood droplets

It was a frustrating day for me today. I finally had an opportunity at a deer this past weekend but came home empty handed. To say I’m baffled at the outcome would be an understatement.

On Saturday morning, I pulled my climber out of the woods in Vermont with thoughts of using it in New Hampshire on Sunday evening. I hiked a good ways into the woods to a spot where I had started the season. It takes a while to get to the location so I’d only hunted it two other times this year. I saw deer both times though I wasn’t set up in a stand either time.

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2015 Hunting Journal: NH Archery 10.15.15

Funny Doe

My spatial awareness is off. That’s why I didn’t see the doe until I’d walked within 46.8 yards of her. Tonight, I whacked my head when shutting the kitchen cabinet. On Tuesday, I thought I was further away from where I figured the deer would be then I actually was. It’s all starting to make sense. Too bad there’s not a cure…

Tuesday evening found me half asleep in a ladder stand overlooking some oaks. I’ve been overly tired this week for some reason. Part of me wants to know why; the other part of me wants to sleep it off. That’s why I decided to climb out of the treestand at 5:15. I wasn’t there to sleep, I was there to hunt.

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2015 Hunting Journal: VT Archery Update 10.12.15

foliage

This weekend I was able to get out Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. On Friday, I went with my friend, Christian, who invited me to sit in a stand overlooking his new food plot. I finally saw something…

Since I’d never been to his food plot, we walked in together so he could explain where I could expect the deer to come from. He pointed out the ladder stand which was set up on one end of the plot in an old pasture pine. Given the terrain and openness of woods behind the stand, it was fairly exposed to a deer that might be eating in the plot.

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2015 Hunting Journal: VT Archery 10.5.15

Deer Track and AcornYet again, it appears that the deer are hesitant to fall prey to my hunting skills. I have yet to decide if this is a survival tactic on their part or a lack of hunting prowess on mine. I’ll let you know at the end of the season if you haven’t figured it out beforehand.

Other than slow deer activity it was a gorgeous weekend to be in the woods. The fall colors were just before peak and the evenings were just cool enough to chill the end of your nose.  It’s one of my favorite times to be in the woods, as I am sure it is for many others.

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